Monday, August 24, 2009

Back in Dublin

I'm back in Dublin after a rather short six weeks in Nigeria. I've much better internet here so i'll put up some pictures from my time in Nigeria. I'll as well post my thoughts and experiences from my two weeks in surgery, that's if i can remember much at this point.

On the left are house officers of the general surgical team and the two females are students just like myself

Friday, August 7, 2009


I apologize for not writing anything for the last couple of weeks, I've been both tired and lazy. I finished my two weeks in surgery today, it was quite eventful. The cases and the stories behind them were bizzare, sometimes bordering on outright madness. The cases would fit quite nicely into an episode of ER or Grey's anatomy.
From gunshot wounds to stab wounds to machete cuts and road traffic accidents, We saw them all. Late stage breast cancer was a regular occurrence and lumps only appeared in two sizes: large and extra large.

I'll give a retrospective account of my experience in the coming days. for now it's time to rest and enjoy the rest of my holiday.